Jitasa Nonprofit Blog

Ghost Employees

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is reporting another sad story of non-profit fraud. The struggling Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT has been fighting insolvency for some time. Now, to add to their woes, their controller for the past 20 years has admitted to systematically stealing over...

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Shared Services and Affiliated Nonprofits

Recently we have been having more and more conversations with franchised or affiliated nonprofits. These are the groups that have a national brand, but have unique 501c3's serving local geographies. Groups like the YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, Make*A*Wish, Special Olympics, and many many more have this model. (Sharon Oster,...

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Fraud is all too common

Fraud is all too common. Typically as non-profits we take an overly trusting stance. We like to believe the best about people and are generally a hopeful group. In the arena of fraud, we need to become a bit more cynical.

The best way to avoid fraud is to ensure you...

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Capacity Building

Capacity building is front and center in my mind, after just attending the Alliance for Nonprofit Management conference (solid organization by the way.) There are 100 definitions of capacity building and a fair bit of discussion around what it exactly is. Strategic planning, executive coaching, financial training, and program evaluation...

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